Great Safety is Great Business

Martin Robinson, CEO, IRISS


Thousands of electrical personnel are injured or killed annually on the job because of electrical accidents.  Companies lose millions of dollars from unplanned power interruptions or outages due to failing critical electrical assets. Can these two scenarios be eliminated by technology?  The answer is yes!

Predictive and safe reliability strategies achieve great safety and great safety is great business.  Why?

  • Innovative products and services are available for inspections of energized electrical assets in a closed, guarded and safe condition ensuring personnel are never exposed to the dangers of Arc Flash or electrocution
  • Condition based monitoring of critical electrical assets using these reliability strategies can be performed at any time, so asset deterioration can be detected long before it fails completely
  • Data Driven procedures using these reliability strategies are performed with minimal disruption to daily facility operations – in contrast to historical time based shutdowns required in the past
  • Companies recognize that reliability strategies focused on safety and efficiency save their bottom line and provide for compliance to safety regulations

Today’s electrical distribution assets are more complex and require a different approach to maintenance.  Technology is available today to support data driven reliable and safe condition based monitoring of these assets enabling companies to recognize safe, effective and profitable outcomes.


For over 30 years, Martin Robinson has been a pioneer in the field of condition based maintenance technology.  Mr. Robinson continues to be an innovator and pioneer the technological benefits of Critical Asset Surveillance Technologies (CAST) such as infrared, ultrasound. Partial discharge testing, etc.…  and the use of Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices (EMSD’s) in electrical maintenance programs.  Mr. Robinson has met with, consulted, or advised international maintenance and reliability leaders on electrical preventive maintenance (EPM) and electrical safety standards of NFPA and OSHA.